Zvonareva suffers injury blow
Vera Zvonareva will miss will miss next month's Australian Open after she sustained a shoulder injury.
The 28-year-old has endured a miserable year because of illness and has encounter further frustration going into 2013.
Zvonareva, who reached the Wimbledon final in 2010, has also pulled out of next week's ASB Classic in Auckland after she had been handed a wildcard to the New Zealand tournament.
The Russian competed in just 10 tournaments last year, and pulled out of four, as her rankings slipped to 96.
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